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Georgetown University

Assistant Director of Finance and Administr

August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

In DC, office related to my academic interests (Asian studies), interesting faculty

What I wish was different

Job responsibilities not related to academic interests

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Research Intern

May - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The experience and skills I gained were invaluable!

What I wish was different

I wished I spent more time at the lab so I could gain more skils

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Immersion Mentor

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Good pay, loved the students, made great connections

What I wish was different

More interactive during the medical program! We had groups that we barely met with individually unlike my second Economic Policy program.

Advice

Bring work to do
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Biology Research Intern

June 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The freedom and intellectual challenge

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Researcher

May 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Make sure to always be doing something productive in the lab. The principal investigators love seeing research interns who are actually interested in what they are helping to study.
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Crew Assistant

May - August 2018 • Washington, DC

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Advice

It's definitely great for the free summer housing, this way you can do other stuff in DC like an internship or summer classes. But, it's not the best job.
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Research Associate

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Laid back work environment and friendly staff

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Neuroscience Lab Intern

May - August 2018 • Georgetown University, DC

What I liked

I loved the experience and knowledge I gained, while also getting to know all my coworkers. The fact that I was helping in research that will lead to medical developments, later on, was mind-blowing. It also allowed for great networking opportunities and allowed me to form relationships with a lot of graduate students and professors who do their own research.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to go Monday through Friday, but I was also taking summer classes.

Advice

Definitely need to bring a lab journal and take a lot of notes. It is an advanced science and you get out of it what you put in, especially since I was one of two undergraduate students there and everyone else was either Ph.D. or soon to be medical students.
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Marketing Intern

June - July 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Location and prestige of people I met

What I wish was different

More intellectually stimulating work

Advice

Enjoy the work/life balance and enjoy the city you are in and your new independence
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Orientation Coordinator

October 2017 - September 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Great opportunity to impact a program for the entire Georgetown undergraduate community.

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Counselor

June - July 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I worked as a counselor for the SFS IR summer camps for high school students. I liked being able to learn about IR topics from Georgetown and DC experts, work with students, answer questions about college, and live on campus near my friends. Also, the program coordinator was highly organized, so my job was pretty easy.

What I wish was different

I wish the hours hadn't been so long, but I enjoyed being busy.

Advice

Definitely arrive on campus with everything you'll need for the week and get as much sleep as you can during the week; it's a packed schedule.
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Residential Advisor

July - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I liked being in close proximity to students and hearing their experiences before becoming full-time students, specifically incoming freshmen, at Georgetown University. I had the opportunity to live in a residence hall with them, offer advice on academic success and adjustment, and be a helpful hand. The Residential Advisor experience is definitely one that I would recommend to those who are interested. The job also contributed to my personal growth as an adult and student here at Georgetown. Lastly, it allowed me to be collaborative because I worked with a team.

What I wish was different

I only wish that the program had been longer than five weeks.

Advice

My only piece of advice would be to develop a strong sense of patience. This experience tested me many times, and it challenged me to listen and think a little more profoundly about situations that call for it.
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Research Fellow

May - August 2018 • Scarsdale, NY

What I liked

I got to exercise quite a bit of academic freedom; I picked my research topic and was allowed to follow each avenue my research opened.

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Biology Research Intern

June - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Co-workers, independence, purposefulness of work

What I wish was different

Higher pay

Advice

Plan for downtime so that you can be most efficient with your time
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